Dioxin in the fat of breast milk measured in women 30 days after childbirth averages 22.2 picograms per gram, a survey by the Health and Welfare Ministry revealed Monday.

If a 4 kg or 5 kg baby, for example, consumes 120 grams of breast milk per kg of body weight, the baby would take in about 100 picograms of dioxin a day, health officials said. This is about 25 times the ministry-set tolerable daily intake of 4 picograms.

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